Photosynthesis: Natural nanomachines toward energy and food production

Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Harvey J.M. Hou, Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev

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Photosynthesis is of the most important reactions on Earth and it is a scientific field that is intrinsically interdisciplinary. This chapter provides a brief discussion on the importance of photosynthesis and potential future applications of photosynthesis as a blueprint for artificial photosynthetic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotosynthesis
Subtitle of host publicationStructures, Mechanisms, and Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319488738
ISBN (Print)9783319488714
Publication statusPublished - May 16 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • ATP synthase
  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Chlorophyll
  • Chloroplast
  • Electron transport
  • Photosystem I
  • Photosystem II
  • Plant
  • S-state cycle
  • Water oxidation
  • Water splitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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